Your invite to the Seren Conference 2017

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The Welsh Government and The Brilliant Club are delighted to invite you to the ‘Seren Network 2017: Beyond the curriculum‘ conference. Taking place in March, the conference will offer outstanding, academic master-classes and expert information, advice and guidance to support Wales’ brightest sixth-formers to achieve their academic potential and gain access to leading universities across the UK.

The event is a great opportunity for students to broaden their understanding of their subject knowledge beyond the A-level and Welsh Bacc curriculum.

Alongside masterclasses, students will take part in information, advice and guidance sessions run by some of the UK’s leading universities and university access organisations. Confirmed sessions so far include:

  • How to tackle an admissions test with Cambridge Admissions
  • Subject master-classes offering taster lectures and challenging seminars with “takeaway” reading
  • Advice on careers and life after university
  • Student finance advice sessions
  • …more to be confirmed in due course.

Download the draft student programme.

Teachers will have the opportunity to take part in sessions that will set them up to be champions of university access in their schools. They will also have the chance to meet with representatives of some of the UK’s leading universities. Confirmed sessions for teachers so far include:

  • Planning a widening participation strategy for the whole school or sixth form across the year
  • Writing teacher references for students applying to highly selective courses
  • Embedding university-style note-taking and research skills in sixth form lessons
  • …more to be confirmed in due course.

Download the draft teacher programme.

This one day conference will be repeated on both Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March so that all schools have the option of sending their sixth formers and members of staff on the day that is most convenient. Attendees should select one of the two days.

Travel: A budget for travel has been made available by the Welsh Government. To find out more, contact your Seren Hub Coordinators.

Food: The event is self-catered for students. We are asking all students to bring a packed lunch. Lunch will be provided for teachers on the day. Please let us know of any dietary requirements for teacher-attendees on the Eventbrite form when you register.

Accommodation: Limited accommodation will be provided on a first come, first served basis and anyone interested should email If you and your students are staying overnight, you will need to make your own food arrangements for your stay (supermarket deliveries can made to the location).

Sign-up: If you wish to register yourself or a group of pupils, please sign up via Eventbrite.

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